Latest News 
Parish News magazine 
At present we are unable to print and distribute paper copies of the Parish News.  
However, the April 2020 edition is now available online on our Parish News page
Compline, or night prayer 
 
Compline is a service of quietness and reflection before rest at the end of the day.  
There is now a recorded service of compline available, and the order of service can be downloaded or viewed online if you wish to join in with the prayers and responses, or prefer just to use the service on your own. 
 
Palm Sunday - 5th April 
 
Our recorded service for Palm Sunday is in three parts:  
The first part leads up to the Passion Gospel.  
The Passion Gospel Reading, recorded separately as it is rather long. You may prefer to read it by yourself - Matthew 26:14 – 27:end. 
The concluding part of the service.  
The service sheet can be downloaded or viewed online if you would like to join in. 
 
If you would like to make your own palm cross ready for the service, you can find instructions here. You can also watch a video of Rev Frank Gimson making one using these instructions.  
 
 
 
Palm Cross
Previous services still available online: 
 
The gospel reading for this service has been recorded separately, and the order of service  
can be downloaded if you wish to join in with the prayers and responses. 
 
Mothering Sunday service recorded in St Laurence Church. 
During these difficult times the Vicar, Rev Frank Gimson, is sharing Bible passages  
and some thoughts on a regular basis.  
See our Daily Reflections page.  
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - 25th March 2020 
 
Yesterday all the clergy in the Church of England received a letter from the Archbishops confirming the new Government guidelines and instructing us that all churches were to be closed. They say ‘Our church buildings must now be closed not only for public worship, but for private prayer as well and this includes the priest or lay person offering prayer in church on their own’.  
 
Although we can no longer have our building open, even so as the Church our prayer and service for our community continues across the village. We will continue praying for everyone and providing as much support as we can during these difficult times, and will look for practical ways to do this. 
 
Also while I may be unable to visit in person, I am still available to provide pastoral support, or even just to have a chat. You can contact me on 01725 510326 or fateamrector@outlook.com 
 
I am also sharing Bible passages and some thoughts on a regular basis which can be found on our Daily Reflections page, or sent by email if you prefer, and I will be recording occasional services which will be available to watch through our website. 
 
We will resume our normal service pattern as soon as we can (10am every Sunday, 8am 1st and 3rd Sundays). 
 
God bless, 
 
Revd. Frank Gimson (Vicar) 
 
 
Please remember The Trussell Trust at this time. They need your donations more than ever, as demand is likely to increase. 
You can leave any donations in the box in the porch at The Vicarage, Barford Lane and we will take them in to the Salisbury foodbank. 
In our cycle of prayer for our community, during April 2020 we will be 
offering prayers for all living or working in 
 
Downton Business Centre & Industrial Estate,  
Long Close, Elizabeth Close and Hyde Lane 
 
In the present situation we are unable to deliver our usual prayer cards. 
Requests for particular prayers can be made: 
by telephoning Reverend Frank Gimson on 01725 510326 or 
emailing info@stlaurencedownton.co.uk 
Any such requests will be kept confidential. 
 
For more information please see our Roads to God page 
What's on 
Sunday 26th April 
Church Annual General Meeting - CANCELLED 
Saturday 2nd May 
St Laurence's Larder at the Cuckoo Fair - CANCELLED 
Saturday 27th June 
Summer Fete 
Saturday 26th September 
Michaelmas Goose Fair 
See below and our Events Page for more details 
 
St Laurence Church is now on Facebook! 
For all our latest news and events visit  
and like our page 
Together with many others in our community, 
we are looking for ways to support and  
help refugees and migrants. 
 
for suggestions of how we might do this. 
 
 
 
 
FREE MONEY for St Laurence Trinity FUNders 
Support St Laurence's Trinity FUNders every time you shop online, click the sign up button on the page Link to start fundraising for St Laurence's Trinity FUNders. 
 
Help St Laurence's Trinity FUNders raise money, just by shopping online. 
Latest total changes daily - Total as at  
21.11.19 stands at £937.77 
THANK YOU to all our supporters 
 
Please follow the link here to see more photos 
 
 
 
 
St Laurence Church supporting Local Charities 
Our aim with this page is to Support Local Charities by promoting their events here - Free of Charge. 
If you would like to place an advertisement on this page, and your event is within 10 miles of St Laurence Church - Downton. 
Follow this link for more details. 
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